Happily Even After with Life Coach Jen

Jennifer Townsend

Happily Even After shares weekly insights and tools to create more fulfilling relationships with yourself, your family and God. Jennifer is a certified life coach that was married for 26 years . She has 4 amazing children and 1 son in law. She doesn’t have it all figured out but she has lots of personal experience and has learned what to do and what not to do in relationships. I help women who have experienced betrayal in their marriage or have been divorced learn that their is happiness to be had even when your life doesn't go as planned.

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How to Become a "Mother of Influence" with Life Coach Susie Funk
5d ago
How to Become a "Mother of Influence" with Life Coach Susie Funk
As a life coach and a mother, I've often pondered the art of parenting beyond the high school diploma and the empty nest. That's why I invited Susie Funk, a kindred spirit and fellow coach, onto the show for an eye-opening chat about the twists and turns of nurturing adult children. Susie, with her calming presence and deep reservoir of insight, joins me in a conversation that's as much a balm for the soul as it is a guide for the heart. We share our personal stories of motherhood and the mastermind group that kept us anchored during life's upheavals, including my own voyage through divorce.Susie and I peel back the layers of self-narrative that often cloud our judgment as parents, discussing how coaching can illuminate the stories we tell ourselves about our roles and responsibilities. We address how releasing expectations for our children's futures can lead to profound personal growth, and I open up about reshaping family life post-divorce. The dialogue is peppered with anecdotes and laughter, underscoring the importance of validating our children's emotions and recalibrating our reactions to their life choices. Parenting adult children is a journey of self-discovery, and we highlight the transformative power of acceptance and the strength of the bonds it can forge.Finally, we underscore that parenting with grace never goes out of style, regardless of how many candles are on your child's birthday cake. Nurturing isn't confined to the formative years, and recognizing that is crucial in fostering the trust and safety net our grown children still seek. Susie leaves us with a message of solidarity for mothers everywhere, reminding us that our shared experiences are a source of comfort and wisdom. Listeners will walk away from this episode with a sense of companionship and the knowledge that the adventure of loving our children through their successes and stumbles is a path well worth treading.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Turning Conflict into Connection: A Guide to Thrive in Relationships
06-05-2024
Turning Conflict into Connection: A Guide to Thrive in Relationships
Conflicts are an inevitable spice in the stew of our closest relationships, but they don't have to leave a bitter taste. Walk with me, Life Coach Jen, as we uncover the alchemy of turning the heat of discord into a catalyst for personal growth. Drawing from an eye-opening workshop with Jody Moore, we'll reveal how to channel the fiery emotions of shame, overwhelm, blame, and resentment into bridges for deeper understanding and connection. Our conversation will arm you with tactics to approach the most daunting conversations, ensuring that you come out of them not as adversaries, but as allies in the complex dance of human connection.Curiosity didn't just change the cat's life; it can revolutionize yours too. This episode isn't just about talking; it's about transforming how we listen. By fostering a curious mindset, I've witnessed my own belief system evolve and my connections deepen, especially within the kaleidoscope of family life. Together, we'll dissect the fine line between opinions and facts, challenge our assumptions, and learn to appreciate the beautiful complexity of beliefs that color our world. Whether you're looking to nurture your relationships or seeking guidance to sculpt your 'happily even after,' I'm here to share the tools and offer a hand as your coach on this journey towards a happier, more understanding life.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Embracing Life's 50-50 after Betrayal and Divorce
29-04-2024
Embracing Life's 50-50 after Betrayal and Divorce
Have you ever found beauty in the breakdown, or peace amidst the chaos? That's the heart of our latest discussion, where I, Life Coach Jen, invite you to explore the 50-50 concept of life - a balanced approach to embracing both the pain and pleasure that life invariably throws our way. Delving into the aftermath of betrayal, I share insights on the intertwining of joy and sorrow, illustrating how they coexist within us like the timeless yin and yang. In a candid reflection, I emphasize the human capacity for both inflicting and healing from pain, urging a path of forgiveness and self-discovery. Through personal anecdotes, I encourage you to set intentions for your healing journey, whether it's seeking peace, freedom, or something uniquely yours.Navigating life post-divorce, especially when children are involved, presents its own set of challenges and growth opportunities. In a deeply personal narrative, I recount a recent encounter with my ex-husband while planning to attend a family event, which unexpectedly brought past emotions to the surface. I dissect this interaction, the power of respect, and the vital role of coaching in gaining perspective on emotional triggers. The importance of asserting personal boundaries for the sake of one's own well-being is a key focus, as I share the valuable lessons learned in advocating for oneself in the delicate dance of post-divorce co-parenting. Join me for an episode that's not only about the heart's resilience but also the strength found in setting healthy boundaries.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Do you have a Savior Complex? Breaking free from the Need to Rescue Others
22-04-2024
Do you have a Savior Complex? Breaking free from the Need to Rescue Others
Have you ever felt an irresistible urge to solve everyone's problems, convinced that you were their only hope? My revelation about the savior complex's impact on our lives came to me during an insightful coaching session, and it's something I'm eager to unpack with you. Research by psychologist Mari Joseph, helped me navigate the complex waters of trying to 'save' the people around us. The conversation sheds light on the fine line between assisting and rescueing, exploring how this well-intentioned yet misdirected drive can take a toll on our self-esteem and vitality. Through personal anecdotes and expert insights, we aim to empower you to recognize and step back from these patterns, fostering growth in others and ourselves without crossing boundaries.Then, we move into the labyrinth of change within our intimate spheres. Striving to mold our loved ones into our ideal can often backfire, creating rifts and perpetuating feelings of inadequacy. Instead, I advocate for embracing acceptance and practicing active listening, strategies that can transform our relationships and our approach to support. It's a liberating shift from playing the rescuer to focusing on our own well-being, and Mari Joseph's expertise illuminates the path to this freedom. Join me as I explore the relief and rejuvenation that come from laying down the savior mantle and nourishing our own needs as much as we tend to those we care about.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Beliefs vs Values in the Aftermath of Betrayal
15-04-2024
Beliefs vs Values in the Aftermath of Betrayal
When my marriage unexpectedly crumbled, it felt like my entire belief system did too. This harrowing time led me on a quest to distinguish what was truly important to me, and it's a journey I'm getting real about in our latest episode. We uncover the often-confusing difference between beliefs—those truths we hold dear—and values, which steer our lives in the direction of what matters most. Together, we'll navigate the choppy waters of self-doubt and low self-esteem that can arise when life throws curveballs, and I'll reveal the tools you can use to chip away at negative beliefs and rebuild a foundation firmly rooted in your true worth.Transformation doesn't stop with the self; it ripples out into our relationships, too. That's why we're taking a hard look at how living in sync with our values can dramatically enhance our connections with others. It's about choosing spaces and faces that resonate with our core principles—and sometimes, that means embracing the raw, vulnerable act of authenticity, even when it's easier to just fit in. We also explore the deep healing that coaching can offer in the aftermath of betrayal, illuminating paths to move forward and embrace happiness anew. If you've ever grappled with trust, felt adrift in the wake of life's storms, or yearned for deeper, more meaningful relationships, this episode is your beacon in the fog.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Embracing Boundaries for Happier Relationships
08-04-2024
Embracing Boundaries for Happier Relationships
As Life Coach Jen, I've navigated the choppy waters of a marriage without boundaries and emerged with invaluable insights that I'm eager to share with you. This episode is a treasure trove of hard-earned wisdom, offering you the tools to build and maintain healthy relationships through the power of boundaries. Inspired by Brené Brown's advocacy of setting boundaries as an act of self-love, we delve into the nine universal human needs and how unmet needs signal the necessity for clear limits. Whether you're mending trust after betrayal or simply learning to prioritize your own well-being, you'll find solace and strategy in this heart-to-heart conversation.Striking the delicate balance between safeguarding your personal space and maintaining meaningful connections can be daunting, but it's a journey worth embarking on. This episode peels back the layers on how to distinguish between setting boundaries and issuing threats, as well as the courage it takes to communicate and enforce these necessary lines in the sand. By the end of our time together, you'll understand how embracing boundaries can lead to reduced stress, improved emotional health, and a life marked by respect and self-esteem. Join me in transforming the way we approach our relationships, and let's step into a brighter, more balanced future, where Happily Even After isn't just a fairytale ending—it's a way of life.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Rising from Ashes: Reclaiming Joy and Worth After Infidelity
01-04-2024
Rising from Ashes: Reclaiming Joy and Worth After Infidelity
As your guide and confidante, Life Coach Jen, I open my heart, sharing the tumultuous journey of piecing together a life after the devastation of infidelity. Bobby Joe's email was a mirror to my soul, reflecting the agony of watching an ex start anew with their affair partner. Through my own scars and stories shared by many of you, we traverse the path of reframing the narrative we whisper to ourselves in the lonely hours. This episode peels back the layers of illusion to show that the grass on the other side might be far less green than it seems. We'll walk through the pivotal steps of letting go and relentlessly pursuing our truth, armed with strategies to combat the persistent thoughts of a past that no longer serves us.Embracing happiness post-betrayal requires a battalion of supporters—friends, coaches, and a community that stands firm with open arms. In this heart-to-heart exchange, I extend my hand to anyone wrestling with the weight of a partner's infidelity, reminding you that their choices reflect their battles, not your worth. Your questions and stories are the lifeblood of our collective healing journey, and it's this shared wisdom that can light the way to the life you've always imagined. As we close this chapter together, I offer you the keys to a new kingdom, one where we rise from the ashes, craft our dreams with fierce intention, and step boldly into a future ripe with joy and boundless opportunity.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
From Emotional Abuse to Empowerment: Navigating the Path to 'Happily Even After'
25-03-2024
From Emotional Abuse to Empowerment: Navigating the Path to 'Happily Even After'
Walking through the fog of an emotionally abusive relationship can leave you questioning your very reality. As your guide, Life Coach Jen, I'm here to share the illuminating truth of my own journey, peeling back the layers on the subtle, yet profound, effects of manipulation and infidelity. Through my eyes, we'll recognize the signs that creep in unnoticed, the gaslighting and isolation that can erode one's sense of self. And with a nod to the chilling narrative of "Dirty John," we examine how such toxic patterns unfold on screen, offering powerful insights into the harsh realities many face behind closed doors. This episode isn't just about the struggles; it's about igniting the beacon of hope that leads to healing and empowerment.Then, there comes a moment when the haze lifts, and you see the path to 'happily even after'—not despite the struggles, but because of the growth they foster. This episode is a testament to that journey, as I highlight the pivotal role of professional guidance, from coaches to therapists, in nurturing healthier relationships and personal development. We'll talk about the courage it takes to step out of the shadows and into the light, to seek help and rebuild from a place of self-awareness and strength. Tune in to discover how to navigate the aftermath of emotional abuse and find joy on the other side, because the story doesn't end at struggle—it begins anew with the promise of happiness reclaimed.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Overcoming the Trap of Wasted Opinions and Unsolicited Advice
18-03-2024
Overcoming the Trap of Wasted Opinions and Unsolicited Advice
Have you ever caught yourself crafting a meticulous opinion on someone else's life choices, only to realize you've neglected your own canvas? I've been there, focusing on my ex-husband's actions while my personal growth sat on the back burner. In our latest episode, we unpack the phenomenon of 'wasted opinions' and their sneaky habit of taking center stage over our self-relationship. Through tales from my own journey and the reasons we gravitate toward judging others, I unearth the power of confidence in steering clear of the influence of external opinions and making choices aligned with our values. We'll explore the sometimes-blurred lines between offering guidance and overstepping into unsolicited advice territory, and how our egos might be whispering prompts to share wisdom where it may not be as welcome as we presume, especially among our nearest and dearest.As I wrap up this episode, it's with a heart full of gratitude for the community I've built and the shared path we're navigating towards our individual 'happily even after'. I shine a light on the art of fostering meaningful conversations that honor autonomy and the necessity of gaining consent before doling out our two cents. I extend an invitation for you to join the charge in crafting your narrative of joy, bolstered by emotional intelligence and self-assurance that helps keep our opinions from going astray. Let's rally together, bolstering our resilience and spreading happiness far and wide. Your story matters, and I'm here cheering you on every step of the way to a life brimming with positivity and growth.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Rebuilding your marriage after Infidelity
11-03-2024
Rebuilding your marriage after Infidelity
Transforming the remnants of a marriage into a renewed partnership is a journey I've walked, and I'm here to share the profound steps that can lead to a 'happily even after.' Drawing from Esther Perel's wisdom on post-affair relationships, our discussion tackles the delicate process of fostering a 'second marriage' with the same partner, while underscoring the pivotal role of personal growth and communication. We invite you into an intimate conversation about the intricacies of rebuilding trust and creating a home environment that reflects shared values, solid security, and the harmony that nurtures a family's well-being.Embarking on the path to healing after infidelity is not a road walked alone; I've found solace and strength through coaching and offer the same empowering guidance. This episode is a candid exploration of the emotional landscape post-betrayal and the resilience required to either rekindle a marriage or gracefully move forward. For those seeking a beacon in the fog of heartache and uncertainty, I extend my experiences and professional insights, promising a supportive hand to hold as you navigate towards your own version of a fulfilling future.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
The science behind Anxiety in our body
04-03-2024
The science behind Anxiety in our body
When your heart races at the thought of an upcoming challenge, it's not just you—it's a conversation between mind and body that's as old as humanity. Join me, Life Coach Jen, as we navigate the labyrinth of anxiety. I examine the intricate dance of our nervous systems. This episode peels back the layers of anxiety, from the hidden influences of our childhoods to the relentless pressures placed on women by society. Discover the transformative potential of neuroplasticity, and understand how our own stories are woven into the wider tapestry of stress management.Embarking on this journey, we acknowledge that anxiety isn't a sign of weakness but a part of our protective instincts that may sometimes need recalibration. We'll delve into the world of grounding techniques, learn to recognize signs of early anxiety imprints in family dynamics, and consider anxiety's habitual role as a response to unprocessed trauma. Whether you're seeking solace for your own restless thoughts or aiming to support loved ones, this episode is a treasure trove of insights and strategies, offering a beacon of hope for those yearning for a more harmonious existence amidst life's tumultuous waves.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
The Keys to Embracing Anxiety
26-02-2024
The Keys to Embracing Anxiety
Embark on a transformative quest to conquer anxiety with my enlightening conversation about John Delony's book, Building a non-anxious life, a sage in the realms of trauma and healing. Your journey through this episode will equip you with a map to navigate the often treacherous landscape of stress and depression, pointing you towards a life of fulfillment and peace. I dissect how anxiety can escalate in today's fast-paced world and reveal strategies to reclaim your calm. No more shall you be at the mercy of social media scrolls or the false sanctuary of substances; instead, I'll guide you in building robust connections with yourself, loved ones, and a higher power, laying the groundwork for a life of true contentment.As I discuss his book, I unbox the daily choices that can soothe the alarms of anxiety and invite happiness into your life. Discover the freedom that comes from better managing life's constraints, whether it's the bonds of marriage or the shackles of finances. Through mindfulness that transcends meditation, and a focus on internal well-being, I chart a course towards reducing anxiety's grip. And I highlight the profound impact of beliefs and values, I encourage you to realign with what matters most. So join me as I share with you John Delony's book, as I journey toward embracing anxiety, finding joy in the present, and ultimately, stepping into our 'happily even after'.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Escaping the Land of Miserable Maybe: Boosting Decision-Making Confidence
19-02-2024
Escaping the Land of Miserable Maybe: Boosting Decision-Making Confidence
Ever find yourself standing at the crossroads of a decision, only to set up camp and live there? That's what we call the "land of miserable maybe," a place where choices are as elusive as mirages. This episode, Life Coach Jen, steps in as your guide, sharing tales of her own battle with decision paralysis and contrasting it with her knack for rapid-fire choices. We dissect the pitfalls of indecisiveness, revealing how it not only stalls commitment but also fills our schedules with an exhausting parade of 'what-ifs.' By leaning into the decision-making process and shunning the allure of perpetual uncertainty, you'll learn how to reclaim the driver's seat of your life.Strap in as we power through strategies for boosting your decision-making confidence, turning the once-daunting task into second nature. I lay out a road map for setting your own deadlines and the art of weighing multiple options, helping you cultivate a robust confidence in your choices. We'll pinpoint the comfort zones where decisions flow naturally, using them as launch pads for leapfrogging into the more intimidating realms of choice. This journey is about trusting your inner compass, diminishing the need for external validation, and ultimately, steering towards a life brimming with happiness and self-assurance. Let's embark on this transformative path together, and remember, your insights are the compass that guides our future discussions—so keep them coming!Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Mastering the Art of Love
12-02-2024
Mastering the Art of Love
Love isn't just a sporadic burst of emotions; it's an art, a skill demanding dedication and finesse. In the heartwarming embrace of February, we explore the multiple layers that make up the true essence of love, particularly within the sanctity of marriage and family. I share tales close to my heart, revealing moments where respect, kindness, and honor outshone the fleeting nature of passion, gracefully guiding us toward a deeper understanding of affection. Relationship expert Jennifer Finlayson-Fife lends her profound insights, highlighting the transformative power of honesty and the courage it takes to look inward, rather than casting blame. Embrace the journey of enhancing your relationships by nurturing love as a potent skill that can be thoughtfully developed over time.Gratitude overflows as I reach out to you, my cherished listeners, who have walked with me through the intricate dance of life post-adversity. Your unwavering support has been the bedrock of our growing community, one that thrives on the shared pursuit of joy and personal growth. As we meander through the myriad experiences of living fully, your engagement breathes life into our collective narrative. I extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join the conversation, whether through social media, by subscribing to our email list, or by sharing your reflections in reviews and ratings. Together, let's celebrate the uncharted day ahead, filled with promise and the warm glow of connection.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Reclaiming Your Narrative: The Impact of Pretty Little Thoughts
05-02-2024
Reclaiming Your Narrative: The Impact of Pretty Little Thoughts
Ever wonder why some thoughts, as innocent as they may appear, can spiral into a world of hurt? Join me, Life Coach Jen, as I unravel the surprising truth behind the thoughts that shape our emotional world, particularly in the wake of betrayal, divorce, or illness. We often blame our circumstances for our sorrows, but I'll show you how it's really the narratives we tell ourselves that hold the power. In this heart-to-heart, you'll learn about 'pretty little thoughts' and embark on a thought download exercise that promises to not only reveal the hidden thorns in your mental tapestry but also guide you toward emotional liberation and genuine joy, even when life seems unforgiving.Shifting gears, we delve into the profound connection between our thoughts and the choices we make daily, and how coaching can illuminate the patterns that might be holding us back. I bring a curious and non-judgmental lens to the complex dance of parenting and maintaining intimate relationships. We'll tackle the daunting decision of divorce, peeling back the layers of fear and uncertainty to find clarity and confidence. By embracing our feelings and fully understanding our situations before we leap into change, we can process our emotions and secure the self-belief needed to make decisions that truly resonate with our core selves. Join me on this transformative journey, and let's reclaim the narrative that shapes our lives.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Navigating Divorce: The Fear of Divorce and New Beginnings
29-01-2024
Navigating Divorce: The Fear of Divorce and New Beginnings
As the frost of January chills the air, many couples face the thaw of once-warm relationships, prompting a surge in separations. I, Life Coach Jen, am no stranger to this season of change, having navigated my own divorce with its rollercoaster of emotions and fears. In the heart of this conversation, we'll travel through the landscape of divorce, armed with the wisdom from Jill Coils's revelatory book, "No One Dies from Divorce." Our journey will also include a candid look at the process of conscious uncoupling, as we learn to treat the end of a marriage with the practicality it requires—sparing our emotional and financial resources by keeping our legal advisors focused on negotiations, not consolations.Transformations await as we explore the rebirth of self and relationships in the aftermath of a marital split. I'll share the metamorphosis from obligation to empowerment, illustrating how we can author a new chapter in our narrative, distinct from the roles of spouse or parent we once performed. We'll uncover the art of finding common ground for successful co-parenting and discuss the magnetic pull of new dreams, opportunities, and identities that beckon us forward. And as we step out into the social arena once again, we'll embrace the exhilaration of making new connections, discovering joy, and writing our own stories of fulfillment. Join me as we turn the page to find companionship and hope in life's next chapter.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
The Courage to Heal A Story of Grief, Recovery, and Hope
22-01-2024
The Courage to Heal A Story of Grief, Recovery, and Hope
The journey through grief is a road I've walked for ten long years since my brother's passing, tracing the contours of absence that shape our daily lives. In a conversation that weaves together the raw threads of loss and the physical echoes of pain, I unravel the lessons learned from nurturing the internal scars that parallel a recent back injury. It's a tapestry of healing knitted with the hands of professional help and the courage found in asking for assistance—a reminder that investing in ourselves is the bravest step towards recovery. I share intimate reflections on navigating life's most challenging voyages and the importance of embracing support systems when the waters get rough.Reaching through the airwaves, I extend a heartfelt note of gratitude to you, our listeners, who've been the lighthouse in this journey towards joy. Each review you leave is like a beacon that guides fellow travelers to our community's safe harbor, where stories of healing and happiness are shared. I invite you to engrave your mark on this narrative by leaving your thoughts, helping others anchor in our message. And for those who've yet to join, I welcome you to sign up for my email updates and engage with us across social media platforms, as we collectively chart our course towards creating lives filled not just with fleeting joy, but with a 'happily even after' we craft each day.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Part 2: Understanding our Nervous System so that we can live a Happier Life Beyond Trauma and Stress
15-01-2024
Part 2: Understanding our Nervous System so that we can live a Happier Life Beyond Trauma and Stress
Struggling to navigate the choppy waters of stress and past trauma? You're not alone. This latest episode  I unwrap the complexities of our nervous system and the deep impact trauma can have on our reactions and behaviors. Listen as I open up about my own battles, from being ensnared in 'freeze' mode during relational strife to the cycles of counterproductive coping mechanisms like overworking. I share personal struggles; and I hope I provide a beacon of hope, guiding you toward recognizing personal triggers and adopting strategies that soothe your overwrought nerves.This heartfelt discourse with me I hope offers not just understanding, but actionable wisdom. Discover how states of hyperarousal and hypoarousal affect everything from our eating habits to our sleep patterns, and the ripple effect they have on our interpersonal relationships. I emphasize the monumental role self-awareness plays in our journey to resilience, and how, by mastering this, we can foster a safer environment for ourselves and our children. This episode isn't just a lesson—it's a lifeline, pulling us towards a sense of safety and the possibility of a 'happily even after', despite our histories.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
The importance of understanding your Nervous System: What makes you unique?
08-01-2024
The importance of understanding your Nervous System: What makes you unique?
Imagine finding your personal sanctuary, a 'zone of resilience' where every breath, every beat of your heart sings in harmony with peace and alignment. That's our journey today on the podcast, as we delve into the marvels of our nervous system and its hand in crafting our well-being. As your guide, Life Coach Jen, I'll lead you through the signs that whisper you're 'at home'—your breathing patterns, cravings, and even the subtleties of your posture. It's about grounding in the moment, finding comfort in our relationships, and discovering how environments anchor us to a sense of self. Together, we'll navigate the nuances of co-regulation and self-regulation to maintain an emotional balance that feels just right.Now, let's talk about expanding that sense of resilience and facing the echoes of the past that might be holding you back. It's like revisiting an old memory that once brought pain—only this time, we're armed with a newfound strength and strategies to redefine those experiences. I'll share the powerful lesson learned when I stepped back into a shop that was once a stage for trauma, and how we can all grow by intentionally placing ourselves in situations that stretch our zones of comfort. By embracing and understanding our emotions, we build a healthy nervous system and steer towards a more fulfilled life. So, join in, as we embark on this transformative journey to heal, grow, and thrive together.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com
Embracing Transformation: Healing and Empowerment After Infidelity in the New Year
01-01-2024
Embracing Transformation: Healing and Empowerment After Infidelity in the New Year
Have you ever felt that stirring deep within, nudging you toward a path you can't yet see? That's where my 2023 journey led me, and it's a powerful tale I'm eager to share with you. This episode isn't just a recount of personal growth; it's a beacon for anyone yearning to align their life with their soul's deepest desires. Especially poignant for women grappling with the aftermath of infidelity, I unveil the very essence of my year-long transformation and how it has fueled my mission to facilitate healing and empowerment through a bespoke six-month program. It's about creating spaces—both within us and around us—that foster strength and connections that support our rise from the ashes.The new year rings in not just with confetti but with the promise of joy and fulfillment, and I'm thrilled to have you with me on this journey. Gratitude flows for the companionship you've extended as listeners, and I'm brimming with excitement for the shared path unfolding before us. It's a path lined with continuous support, guidance, and a community that's a testament to the power of 'happily even after'. Stay close to the heartbeat of our growing community by tuning into the tales shared, engaging with us on social media, and subscribing for updates that ensure you never miss a step as we embrace the new year with open hearts and steadfast determination.Please follow me on instagram and facebook @happilyevenaftercoach and if you want to see what coaching is all about I offer a free 30 min. clarity call via zoom. Email me: hello@lifecoachjen.com for any comments or questions. Thanks for listening, please like and review as well as share with your family and friends. My website is www.lifecoachjen.com